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Renovation of Water Wells in Kvareli (November 21)
On November 21, the U.S. Embassy, along with members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Defense Cooperation and Georgian government, cut the ribbon on four water wells in Akhalsopeli, Kvareli region. The renovation of the four wells, at a total cost of $294,000 was completed this past summer.The village of Akhalsopeli, with 2,200 households and population of approximately 8,000. The Kvareli region experiences multiple floods which
U.S. Embassy Management Counselor Robert C. Ruehle cuts Ribbon together with Local Government Representative. Photo: State Dept

cause significant damage to the local water supply, frequently leaving 8,000 people in the area without potable water. Prior to the construction of the wells, the citizens were dependent on unfiltered river water.

This project allowed for the installation of 26 water access points (concrete basins with copper faucets located throughout the village) for the population, with the city is currently installing more piping to allow additional residents to hook up their homes directly to the water supply. The four wells can supply 800 tons of water per 24 hour period or 150 Liters per person per day. The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) in Georgia manages the spectrum of US Security Assistance and Cooperation and military contact programs in Georgia to achieve broad US and Georgian security cooperation objectives. The ODC reports to and is supported by US European Command. For more information on US European Command's humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness program visit:

http://www.eucom.mil/mission/cornerstones/helping-people.

http://georgia.usembassy.gov/programs-and-events/embassy_news2012/kvareli_water_w... 11/29/2012

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